Paul J. Napoli

Paul J. Napoli is a Founding Partner who developed a law firm headquartered in New York City, with offices in nine states across the United States. On 9/11, the Napoli firm had its NYC offices across the street from the World Trade Center, and its employees were eyewitnesses to the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan. Paul was appointed by the United States District Court as Co-Liaison Counsel representing more than 11,000 first responders and other rescue and recovery workers who became ill or were injured during the rescue, recovery and debris-removal activities at the World Trade Center site in the months following 9/11 and was instrumental in obtaining settlements that are today valued at more than $816 million for his clients.

Paul also lobbied New York State and the U.S. Congress for and was instrumental in obtaining two important pieces of legislation to assist WTC- injured workers. These are an amendment to New York's General Municipal Law §50-I ("JIMMY NOLAN'S LAW") that provided a one-year savings statute for otherwise time-barred first responder claims and the JAMES ZADROGA 9/11 HEALTH AND COMPENSATION ACT OF 2010 ("Zadroga Bill"), which provides for medical monitoring and cash awards for injured first responders and other WTC survivors, local office workers and community members injured by the post-9/11 fallout. Paul has been a generous contributor to the 9/11 Memorial, the 9/11 Memorial Museum and other organizations working to support first responders and other WTC-injured workers.

He was profiled in the published book "City of Dust," a journalistic account of the rescue, recovery and debris removal activities at the site of the World Trade Center following the September 11, 2011 attacks, authored by former New York Times columnist Anthony DePalma.

Mr. Napoli has written on physician liability for diet drug injuries and on "The Cost of Contamination" for the American Water Works Association Journal, November 2012. He has extensively litigated on behalf of municipal clients for contamination to land and water supplies resulting from petroleum and related chemical spills.